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2014 Ryder Cup Fun Facts

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
2014 Ryder Cup Fun Facts

The 2014 Ryder Cup is upon us, and our friends at SpreadEx.com have come up with a cool infographic to celebrate the matches at Gleneagles in Scotland. Below is a neat breakdown of both teams and their past performance. If you are like me and enjoy a few friendly wagers, this info may help you. […]

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Powerbilt Air Force One DFX Driver

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Powerbilt Air Force One DFX Driver

When I was a young man in the early 90s and started taking golf seriously, wooden headed drivers and fairway woods were already on the way out. I remember talking to a few holdouts that swore they would never let go of their beloved Ping Eye2 woods, and one friend in particular would not let […]

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SuperStroke Flatso Putter Grips

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
SuperStroke Flatso Putter Grips

Back in 2007 while struggling with my putting I decided to take drastic measures and install a huge, weird-looking new putter grip called SuperStroke. It felt about as fat as a baseball bat, had a reverse taper design and it attached to the shaft of my putter using set screws, a couple of tap screws […]

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So You Want To Be A Golf Blogger…

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
So You Want To Be A Golf Blogger…

Since 2009 when I started intothegrain.com I’ve had the good fortune of meeting many great people and making some life long friends. I’ve visited some wonderful places, played some of the nation’s best golf courses and got to play with some of the latest equipment and golf gadgets on the market. I love sharing these […]

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Remembering MacGregor Golf

| August 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
Remembering MacGregor Golf

About five years ago, MacGregor golf was sold to Golfsmith International Holdings. While I was skeptical, Golfsmith vowed to re-launch the brand and elevate it to become their flagship product. When the new clubs finally arrived about a year later I found myself very disappointed with the product they turned out. I wrote a post […]

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TaylorMade Cutting Workforce by 15%

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
TaylorMade Cutting Workforce by 15%

Earlier this week TaylorMade adidas Golf (TMAG) announced that they are restructuring and closing the Plano, Texas headquarters for Adams Golf, which they purchased in 2012. Our friends at mygolfspy.com broke the story. Adams Golf currently employs about 180 people in Plano. In all, TMAG will reportedly cut about 15% of its global golf workforce. […]

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Bubba Watson Disses PGA Long Drive Contest

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bubba Watson Disses PGA Long Drive Contest

Bubba Watson is a unique talent. He’s a throwback to the good ‘ol days of golf when every shot was curved left-to-right or right-to-left on purpose to attack pins and navigate doglegs. His distance and imagination have garnered him fans all over the world. But those who cover the PGA Tour every week sometimes see […]

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Voice Caddie VC300

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Voice Caddie VC300

When I saw the original concept for the Voice Caddy a few years ago at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, my first thought was “The world doesn’t need another golf GPS device,” but I was wrong. Several years have gone by and UComm Technology, the Korean company behind the Voice Caddy VC300 has improved […]

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Dick’s Fires 500 PGA Professionals

| July 28, 2014 | 3 Comments
Dick’s Fires 500 PGA Professionals

Last week Dick’s Sporting Goods,  the nation’s largest retailer of Callaway and Taylor Made golf equipment, fired all of the PGA Professionals they employed in the golf department at over 560 stores across the nation. Dick’s tried to differentiate themselves from other retailers by employing a PGA professional in each store to improve the customer […]

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8 Golf Products You Can’t Live Without

| July 7, 2014 | 8 Comments
8 Golf Products You Can’t Live Without

The golf industry is no different than any other industry in that there is no shortage of copy-cats, corner cutters and imitators out there. Every major golf equipment manufacturer has had their products cloned, and anyone with a good idea better cash in fast because you can bet someone out there will try to copy […]

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The Sad State of Golf Media

| June 12, 2014 | 3 Comments
The Sad State of Golf Media

Over the past several years I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in golf coverage from television, print, internet and social media outlets. I acknowledge that it is partly my fault, but I refuse to apologize for it. Traditional print media is dying a slow death and they know it. For a long time, bloggers controlled the […]

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Game Golf Permitted Under Rules of Golf

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Game Golf Permitted Under Rules of Golf

There are lots of game improvement devices and swing analyzers out there these days, but Game Game is quickly separating itself from the crowd. Unlike many of the current swing contraptions and launch monitors out there, Game Golf is actually permitted by the rules of golf. The USGA recently approved Game Golf to be used […]

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Bridgestone True Balance Putters

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bridgestone True Balance Putters

Bridgestone Golf is one of the more conservative companies in golf.  They seem to know what they are good at, and they stick with it. By and large they release solid products, but don’t make waves around the golf world. Their most recent irons came out a few years ago without much fanfare. The J40 […]

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Marathon Day On the Bag

| May 22, 2014 | 4 Comments
Marathon Day On the Bag

I’ve caddied lots of times (for fun) for women pros on the LPGA and the Symetra Tour. It’s one of the things I enjoy the most in the game of golf. I love being “on the bag” in pro events and helping friends on the tour in competition in big tournaments. Just being next to […]

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TaylorMade SLDR Mini Driver

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
TaylorMade SLDR Mini Driver

Taylor Made adidas Golf (TMAG) has done it again. We’re used to seeing new clubs hit the market at several times during the year, but this time they’ve gone way beyond designing a new club – they’re invented a time machine! TMAG’s new time machine (aka – SLDR Mini Driver) takes us way back to […]

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Omni Amelia Island Resort

| March 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Omni Amelia Island Resort

When the Golf Channel is shopping around for a venue to film their popular golf reality show The Big Break, they don’t settle for second best. In past seasons, the Big Break has been filmed at places like Kingsmill Resort, St. Andrews, Trump National, Reunion Resort, Disney World, Casa De Campo, Greenbriar and Indian Wells. […]

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Leupold GX-4i2 Rangefinder

| March 11, 2014 | 2 Comments
Leupold GX-4i2 Rangefinder

What do guns and golf have in common? The technology in many of the best rangefinders used on the golf course comes from rifle scopes and range finders made for hunting and military use. The latest offering from optics company Leupold has taken golf rangefinder technology to the limit with its new model – The […]

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Pic of the Week – Natalie Gulbis

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pic of the Week – Natalie Gulbis

Most fans of the LPGA and golf in general know who Natalie Gulbis is. She’s probably made more headlines over the years with her swimsuit calendars than with her golf clubs, but she’s kept her playing status and cashed plenty of big checks over the years, which is no small feat on today’s LPGA Tour. […]

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Symetra Tour’s 2014 Season Set to Begin

| February 9, 2014 | 3 Comments
Symetra Tour’s 2014 Season Set to Begin

The expanded 2014 Symetra Tour schedule tees off February 21 in Mesa, Arizona. This year the tour will have 20 events, five more than last year, with purses totaling more than $2.2 million, a record for the tour. Again this year, as it has for the last two seasons, the LPGA will award full status […]

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5 Golf Companies to Watch in 2014

| February 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
5 Golf Companies to Watch in 2014

While the golf industry as a whole isn’t doing as well as in years past, 2014 is shaping up to be a decent year for new golf products. While many were underwhelmed with the new product launches at the PGA Show, that doesn’t mean there is nothing worth watching in the coming months. Here are […]

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